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USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 23 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1520), at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J
Launched, 25 March 1944
Acquired by the US Navy 18 May 1944
Commissioned USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23), 19 May 1944, LTjg. Lester F. Baker, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Ammonusuc was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September to 2 October 1945
|11 December 1945 to 5 January 1946
Decommissioned, 4 June 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 9 March 1948 for disposal
Sold in February 1948, and refitted for merchant service, renamed MT Providence
Sold in June 1969 to the Texas Corp., renamed MT Texaco Providence
Sold in August 1967, to Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, N.Y, renamed MT Dean Reinauer
Burned in 1969, declared a total loss
Converted to a barge in 1970 by Caddell's Dry Dock, Staten Island, N.Y. renamed BFT No. 1, assigned to Boston Fuel Transportation, a Reinauer Transportation subsidiary
Later converted by at Norfolk, VA., to carry ship sludge, renamed Mary C.
Final Disposition, Acquired by Ecklof Marine Corp. Staten Island, N.Y., and stripped for spare parts before scuttling by explosives, 30 October 1990, on New Jersey's Garden State Reef
Displacement 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 Bbls
Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines direct drive
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
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||USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) although delivered by her builder and commissioned in May 1944, she did not complete fitting out at the New York Navy Yard and report for shakedown until August 1944. This was one of only a few early ships of this class that had an intermediate armament in which one 40mm single on a tall stand forward was added to the original 1-3" aft and 4-20mm amidships.
US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-68216, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) underway, date and location unknown.
||Overhead view of USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) underway, date and location unknown.
US National Archives photo from Auke Visser's Famous T - Tanker web site
||USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) soon after her return to San Francisco in March, 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 78152.
|Mike Green and Stan Svec
||Decommissioned USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23) drydocked at Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur TX. circa 1947.
Photo from the files of from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Ammonusuc AOG-23
Last Updated 19 December 2014
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